Implicit Bias Trainings

The objectives of these courses are to:Implicit Bias

  • Define race and ethnicity
  • Identify an understanding of the myths of race to dismantle them
  • Develop an understanding of how our beliefs, understandings, and experiences can impact how behaviors allow educators to respond to (students, colleagues, families, etc) that may have a disparaging impact
  • Learn about additional resources and tools educators can develop and use that will help in identifying mindfulness and empathy strategies that can improve the way in which educators create and sustain relationships with (students, colleagues, families, etc)

These research-based courses for educators explore issues of implicit bias based upon race, ethnicity, LGBTQ, and disability status through an analysis of “microaggressions” and “micro-insults.” Implicit bias theory is fundamental to improving student achievement to close the opportunity gap and dismantle the school to prison pipeline. Participants examine how implicit bias and microaggressions can impact the success of students regardless of the positive intent of adults or other students. 

General Information:

  • Courses are offered free of charge to all WEA Members.
  • Space is limited to 30 participants.
  • Trainings will be held via Zoom.
  • Clock Hours will be provided.
  • Contact Jill Dahlen if you have questions or need to cancel your registration.

Implicit Bias - Race and Ethnicity - Moving Beyond Our Implicit Bias

Saturday, October 30, 2021 or Saturday, November 13, 2021
9:00am-12:00pm

This research-based course for educators explores the difference between race and ethnicity through an analysis of definitions, real-world examples, group discussions, and collaborative work strategies. Also examined are the myths of race and how developing sustainable relationships can improve the outcomes of educator experiences with students, families, and peers. Up to 4 clock hours available.
Register: October 30, 2021 or November 13, 2021


Implicit Bias - Introduction and Disability (Differently Abled)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

In this course, participants focus on implicit bias and microaggressions related to disabilities. They also work on framing a new way to think of ableism and the impact of visible and invisible ability issues in the classroom and workplace. This is especially important for educators working with student typical “deficit model.” Participants, as leaders in classrooms with disabled students, will learn to engage students and provide a safe, positive learning environment for the purpose of empowering students to achieve their full academic potential. Up to 3 clock hours available.
Register: November 17, 2021


Implicit Bias - Introduction and Gender and Intersectionality

Tuesday, November 10, 2021
3:30pm-6:30pm

In this course, participants are introduced to implicit bias research, resources, and concepts, including microaggressions and micro-insults. Participants will also focus on gender and the intersectionality of implicit bias and -isms that lead to microaggressions and inhibit success in the classroom and the workplace. Participants will work on solutions to address the multiple oppressions that students may be facing in the classroom and community for the purpose of improving student achievement. Up to 3 clock hours available.
Register: November 10, 2021


Implicit Bias - Introduction and LGBTQ 

Monday, October 18, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

In this course, participants are introduced to implicit bias research, resources, and concepts, including microaggressions and micro-insults. Participants will also develop an understanding of [1] how our beliefs, values, and experiences inform implicit biases related to LGBTQ issues, and [2] how our implicit biases and behaviors impact others (students, colleagues, families, etc.). Because student success is dependent on a sense of belonging, participants work on strategies to make the classroom and school system more inclusive. Participants will learn how to help provide students form the LGBTQ community a safe environment to learn with the goal of increasing student engagement and academic success. Up to 3 clock hours available.
Register: October 18, 2021


Implicit Bias - Introduction and Race and Ethnicity

Monday, November 8, 2021
3:30pm-6:30pm 
-or-
Monday, October 25, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

In this course, participants are introduced to implicit bias research, resources, and concepts, including microaggressions and micro-insults. During the other portion of this course, participants develop an understanding of how our beliefs, values, and experiences inform implicit biases related to race and ethnicity, as well as how our implicit biases and behaviors impact others. Up to 3 clock hours available.
Register: October 25, 2021; November 8, 2021


Implicit Bias - Interrupting Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Community

Sunday, November 7, 2021
8:00am-11:00am
-or-

Sunday, December 12, 2021
10:00am-1:00pm

This research-based course for educators explores vocabulary to help educators understand gender terminology, binary gender systems, and student perspectives about their experiences as LGBTQ+ youth. Up to 3 clock hours available.
Register: November 7, 2021; December 12, 2021